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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupied Territories more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what further action they plan to take internationally to ban the trade in goods and services from Israel's settlements in occupied Palestinian territories. more like this
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Lord Warner more like this
star this property uin HL1712 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-18more like thismore than 2014-08-18
star this property answer text While the issue of settlement produce is a subject of active discussion with our EU partners, the Government has no plans to take this further internationally. We are working together to ensure continued, full and effective implementation of existing EU legislation and bilateral arrangements applicable to settlement products. This ongoing work includes measures to ensure that settlement produce does not enter the EU duty-free, under the EU-Israel Association Agreement, and steps to ensure that EU-wide guidelines are issued to make sure that settlement products are not incorrectly labelled as Israeli produce, in violation of EU consumer protection regulations. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-08-18T09:54:16.517209Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-18T09:54:16.517209Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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1732
star this property label Biography information for Lord Warner more like this
100651
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the situation for women in Zimbabwe. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL2382 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text While laws exist to protect the economic rights of women in Zimbabwe, they are frequently undermined by discriminatory practices, customary law and lack of implementation. In politics, it should be noted that there is a relatively high proportion of females in Parliament. However, women and girls are also disproportionately affected by fragile basic service provision and crumbling infrastructure. The Department for International Development’s programme in Zimbabwe continues to support progress on issues affecting women through work on economic and political empowerment, water and sanitation, health and education and skills development. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:43:30.0178639Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:43:30.0178639Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4153
star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia concerning the seven executions by beheading there in March 2013. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL2210 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text We raised our concerns with the Saudi Arabian authorities when the sentences were due to be carried out, reiterating our opposition to the death penalty and requesting that leniency be shown. Government Ministers, our Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and officials from our Embassy raise the issue of the death penalty with the Saudi authorities, bilaterally and through the EU. While we are fully committed to global abolition we recognise that the total abolition of the death penalty is unlikely in Saudi Arabia in the near future. For now, our focus is on the introduction of EU minimum standards for the death penalty as an important first step, and supporting access to justice and rule of law. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:43:03.2534433Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:43:03.2534433Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-23more like thismore than 2014-07-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Russia more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they are using to assess the impact and effectiveness of current European Union sanctions on Russia. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL1476 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
star this property answer text We judge the impact and effectiveness of sanctions based on a range of economic and political factors. Sanctions are designed to impose a cost for Russia’s actions in Ukraine, deter further escalation of this crisis, and support the wider diplomatic effort. EU measures already announced have exacerbated negative trends in Russia’s economy; capital flight in the first half of 2014 was greater than for the whole of 2013; and we have seen a significant reduction in expected growth. Russian access to western financial markets will be severely constrained as lenders consider the risks of Russian exposure in the current climate. The strengthening of sanctions should signal clearly to the Russian leadership that their policy of trying to destabilise Ukraine will have a cost for the Russian economy. The EU’s measures have in-built review mechanisms. The sanctions implemented on 31 July are in force for one year, with a review of implementation after three months. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T10:28:37.0283039Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T10:28:37.0283039Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iraq more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of Amnesty International's report <i>Absolute Impunity: Militia Rule in Iraq</i> and its account of retaliatory attacks against IS by Shi’a militias in Baghdad, Samarra and Kirkuk. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL2180 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text We have received reports from Amnesty International and others that Shia Militias have committed human rights abuses against Sunni Muslims in Iraq. The UK strongly condemns the persecution of communities on the basis of their religion, belief or ethnicity. We welcome the commitments made by Prime Minister al-Abadi to reorganising the Iraqi Security Forces, integrating volunteer civilian fighters and dissolving militia groups. He has stressed the importance of bringing arms under State supervision in order to prevent abuses by armed civilians. The UK fully supports the Iraqi government in this as well as its efforts to uphold the rule of law and bring those responsible for all violations and abuses of human rights to justice. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:41:06.9924932Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:41:06.9924932Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
65930
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to persuade the government of Burma to sign the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; and what is their assessment of Burma’s position in respect of the Covenant. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL857 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text We have had a number of discussions with the Burmese government on the importance of Burma ratifying the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). At the request of the Burmese government, our Embassy in Rangoon recently funded an experts’ visit to Burma for the purpose of identifying steps that would need to be taken and issues that would need to be considered in reaching the decision to ratify the ICCPR. We hope this will lay the foundations for further action in the coming months. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T13:26:19.703739Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T13:26:19.703739Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
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unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what sanctions have been applied in the last 12 months for poor quality performance on the Birmingham Cross City line by London Midland. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL5871 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text We have applied no sanctions against London Midland in regard to performance on the Birmingham Cross City line; we do not disaggregate performance by the train operators to that level. In the autumn of 2012 London Midland experienced a high number of cancellations, largely due to issues with availability of train crew. As a result, they breached the terms of their Franchise Agreement, and a remedial plan and package of benefits was agreed with the Department. As the Secretary of State for Transport announced to the House on 20 December 2012, this package included passenger benefits of: 500,000 discounted tickets, free travel for season ticket holders (worth up to c.£5.4m), capital investment, and additional driver training investment worth a combined £6.25m more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking in relation to suppression of the marking of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations by the government of China. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property uin HL76 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text We are concerned at reports of detentions in relation to the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square and raised our concerns about this with the Chinese authorities during the UK-China Human Rights Dialogue on 20 May. The Minister of State, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire), raised this issue with the Chinese authorities on 19 May and made a statement on this issue on 21 May. We also fully support the EU statement of 28 May calling for the release of all those imprisoned for the peaceful expression of their views. We were pleased to see that on 5 June, the Chinese authorities released a number of those arrested after attending an event to commemorate the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T14:53:36.3924309Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T14:53:36.3924309Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Palestinians more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the alleged delivery of medical equipment and drugs to hospitals in Gaza by the Israel<i></i>Defence Forces; and whether the European Union will provide emergency medical staff to assist with the casualties in Gaza. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL1340 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-04more like thismore than 2014-08-04
star this property answer text We are aware that the Israeli authorities are facilitating medical access and evacuations through the Erez crossing. The EU is supporting specialised and life-saving medical treatments and emergency healthcare in Gaza. The UK funds the UN Access Coordination Unit to work with Israel, the Palestinian Authorities, the World Health Organisation and aid agencies to facilitate the transfer of medical equipment and supplies in to Gaza. We are also bringing forward £3 million in funding to the International Committee of the Red Cross, much of which will provide emergency health care. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T11:20:14.3826229Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T11:20:14.3826229Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iran more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had through the chargé d’affaires of the recently reopened Iranian embassy regarding the imprisonment of Pastor Behnam Irani. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL2154 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text We are aware of the imprisonment of Pastor Behnam Irani. We remain deeply concerned about the detention of and discrimination against members of minority religious groups in Iran. We have called on the Iranian government to protect the rights of all minority groups in Iran. The Iranian Embassy in the UK is yet to reopen, but the UK’s non-resident Chargé d’Affaires raised the issue of freedom of religion with the Iranian authorities during his visit to Iran earlier this year. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T15:07:18.1732276Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T15:07:18.1732276Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this